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China reports 4 more H7N9 cases

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-02-22 01:58

CHANGCHUN - Four more people were confirmed to be infected with H7N9 bird flu in two Chinese provinces on Friday, local authorities said.

A 50-year-old man from Changchun City in Northeast China's Jilin province was confirmed to have the virus by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the provincial government's information office.

The man, surnamed Liang, is a poultry breeder, and is in a stable condition in hospital.

It is the first human H7N9 bird flu case in the province.

Another three H7N9 cases were also confirmed on Friday in south China's Guangdong Province, including one death.

A 46-year-old woman from Zhaoqing City and a 69-year-old man in Jiangmen City are in hospital receiving treatment. A 64-year-old man from Guangzhou City died on Tuesday, according to the provincial health and family planning commission.

There have been more than 120 human H7N9 cases reported in China so far this year and at least 32 deaths, according to latest official figures.

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